As for the katana, the stats are almost the same (looking on wiki), but what about the fortification values on the weapons? I am more interested in the total stats and crit rate than the bonuses (20% to aoes is nice katana but the damage isnt static for each hit so I could get like 5% bonus on aoe if i get lucky on a good hit, and really, 20% isnt that much considering its about 2000 max in bonus on a good hit with a critical). I am really just interested in getting my patk up in the 35000-40000 range, so does anyone know the +10 values for both katanas (I think some thread said that +10 fortifications for weapons with near same base stats could be different, idk if it is the same in this case.)
And flor the cestus, I have not yet gotten the awakened one, but it looks like it will cost some effort in getting the gold and cc and all the other stuff to get just one cestus whereas I might have an easier time farming the gold one so I can get 2
as far as i'm aware, the 20% bonus dmg is on the BASE, so say purg/asura hits 2k, with 3.0 crit dmg this would be 6k dmg (which is really low but just for examples sake), with 20% bonus it would make the 2k to about 2.4k. with 3.0 crit dmg thats 7.2k dmg, grand total of about 1.2k more dmg per hit.
same goes for spirit scar, without the awakened cestus i hit around 6-7k crits but with 150% spirit scar, that skill alone does up to like 13-14k, which is incredibly useful with the OP healers nowadays, that spirit scar takes em down a notch.
EDIT: also forgot to mention if you want to consider the base stat bonuses, it's very minor as for the p-atk it onyl differs about 200-300.. quite insigificant, considering you can use it 5 lvls earlier